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Kathi Littwin Photography88 Wyckoff St., nr. Smith St., Ste. 2B, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 212-924-4205; kathilittwin.com
Fine-art turned weddings photographer Littwin takes modern photographs that also pay homage to her classic roots. Proficient in scenic, still-life, and fashion photography, she creates award-winning images from the first dab of lipstick to the last goodnight kiss. Starting price is $5,000; albums begin at $1,700.
Katrina Photography917-288-2877; katrinaphotography.com
Katrina Hajagos knows how to work under pressure (she started out as Hillary Clinton’s Senate photographer), but her signature photographs are lush panoramics that capture detail and mood. Hajagos will travel-she’s been to Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the Western U.S. in the last year. For $3,750, couples get ten hours, a second shooter, over 1,000 proofs, a CD/DVD of all images, and Internet service by request.
Kella MacPhee732-938-4276; kellamacphee.com
MacPhee has a candid, carefree approach to her photography. Her photos captures the feeling behind each event, being both spontaneous and poignant. Packages start at $2,500 for eight hours with the 100 best-of pics, and online viewing.
Kelly Guenther347-683-1867; nycweddingphotographer.com
Guenther, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, now spends a great deal of her time shooting weddings. Her candid photos are sure to capture moments of excitement that even the bride and groom may have missed. A full day with Kelly, an online gallery, proofs, and a handmade album costs $4,400.
Kira Pollack Photography646-373-7879; kirapollackphotography.com
A deputy photo editor of The New York Times Magazine, Pollack has a passion for photography and disdains the traditional posed wedding picture. Her signature shot captures everyone in attendance at the wedding together in one single frame. Photography costs $4,200, which includes unlimited film, ownership of the negatives, and four-by-six prints that arrive within a month of the wedding.
Krasner/Trebitz Photography84 Courter Ave., nr. Norfolk Ave., Maplewood, N.J.; 973-313-0792; krasnertrebitz.com
Debra Trebitz and Bob Krasner’s images are romantic with a modern, candid style-they aim to capture the day without interrupting it. Their work can be seen in Vera Wang’s book on weddings. Prices start at $4,500 for one photographer, $7,000 for two.
Kristine Foley Photography419 Lafayette St., nr. E. 4th St., third fl.; 917-435-1406; kfoleyphotography.com
Foley uses her background in fine-art photography to document weddings as they unfold. With close attention to lighting and composition, she creates images that can stand on their own as pieces of art. Wedding packages start at $4,000 for eight hours of work, proofs, and either negatives or a DVD of digital files.
Lensgirl Photography526 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 508; 917-405-3952; lensgirl.com
A good option if you’re looking for a documentary photographer with a keen eye for spontaneity at a moderate price. Lensgirl’s package includes an online gallery where clients can view and purchase prints. From $2,900.
Leslie Hassler Studio212-645-7971; lesliehassler.com
Former Ford model and NYU Film School student, Leslie Hassler shoots a handful of weddings each year with her husband Miguel, an Argentinean photographer. Hassler’s work has appeared in the New York Times and on the cover of GQ. From $4,000 to $10,000.
Lilian Haidar Photography52 Macdougal St., nr. King St., Ste. 4C; 212-260-0129; lilianhaidar.com
Haidar makes a distinct effort to collaborate with her clients aesthetically. For unique portraits, she takes brides and grooms to pre-scouted locations sprinkled throughout the city. She’ll travel abroad, having previously worked in the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Prices upon request.
Lily Kesselman Photography425 W. 14th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 427-3F; 212-204-6518; lilykesselman.com
Former special-events planner Kesselman likes to capture "urban elegance" and has an eye for the colorful and casual. She specializes in portraits of couples and wants her photos to have the energetic yet unobtrusive feel of party spreads found in magazines. A full day starts at $3,500.
Lina Jang Photography350 Fifth Ave., at 34th St.; 212-868-0218; jangweddingphotography.com
Jang combines a photojournalistic approach with an artistic eye¬-she uses exposure techniques such as saturating colors and varying shutter speeds. Her price begins at $5,000 for a Saturday wedding in high season; the package includes a second photographer, four-by-six finished prints of all shots, and online proofing.
Lisa NYC Pix917-453-8203; lisanycpix.com
This contemporary artist, who has taught at the School of the Arts, says she shoots weddings to capture the "individual beauty of family and friendships." Sensitive to ceremony and reflection, she also excels at capturing humor and play-her style draws on her subjects’ sense of fun. She will travel. Prices start at $3,200 for the photographer and an assistant, proofs, and images on DVD.
Liz Linder Photography617-818-6537; lizlinder.com
Boston-based photographer Linder prides herself on capturing a story as it happens; her documentary style makes for spontaneous, honest shots. Linder is happy to travel-she has shot several weddings in Mexico and Lake Tahoe. Rates begin at $4,500. She also offers custom rates and service for a range of additional options, including albums, online posting, enlargement sets, and portrait sessions.
Londin Photography22 E. 17th St., nr. Union Square W., Ste. 1227; 917-655-2832; londinphotography.com
Ian Londin and his associates-all experienced editorial and wedding photographers-are sought after for their magazine-inspired style. They often bring both digital and film cameras when photographing a wedding. Packages-ranging from $3,500 to $4,500 for an associate, or starting at $5,500 for Londin himself-include unlimited shooting time, an online gallery, and proofs. Recently Londin partnered with a well-respected bookbinder to offer wedding albums that are hand-bound in fine materials such as silk and suede.
Marian Goldman Photography1239 Broadway, nr. 31st St., Ste. 1601; 212-989-5377; mariangoldman.com
Goldman’s shots are vibrant and spontaneous, filled with tender portraits of the bridal party and illustrative action shots that capture the day’s humor. Due to her laidback disposition, she’s a favorite among couples who don’t want to sweat the details. From $2,800.
Mark Nelson Photography212-204-7009; marknelsonweddings.com
Nelson’s style is clean and modern, capturing the impromptu moments of the day. A full-time wedding photographer, Nelson has shot in the Metropolitan Club, Oheka Castle, and the Mandarin Oriental. Rates include unlimited film and a complete wedding album. From $5,000.
May Wedding Photography917-710-5027; mayweddingphotography.com
With Corinne May Botz, couples are not just getting a wedding photographer, they’re getting the trained eye of an artist. Botz, who has spent the last nine years as a freelance photographer and photography teacher, prides herself on capturing offbeat, idiosyncratic moments that others would miss. She’ll also create a personalized album. From $3,000.
Meg Smith Photography707-259-1539; megsmith.com
Taking her inspiration from French photojournalists like Cartier Bresson, Smith specializes in candid shots with a timeless, classic feel. Her most basic package (for $10,000) includes six hours of coverage with an assistant, unlimited film, images, and an album put together by a bookbinder including color and black-and-white prints.
Mel Barlow877-744-2500; melbarlow.com
Barlow is a lifestyle photographer who breathes details. She scouts locations to bring her editorial eye and cinematic sensibility to life. Recently she captured a guest-less, "solitary" wedding during which the couple dined on a seven-course meal and flew in Japanese Kabuki dancers for their private entertainment. Prices range from $5,500 to $15,000 for Barlow and affiliated photographers.
Merri Cyr Photography718-389-1291; merriweddings.com
Merri Cyr has brought her experience photographing the likes of Coldplay and Yo-Yo Ma to weddings. Cyr uses her editorial training with magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin to inconspicuously capture each moment, whether candid or posed, throughout the day. Prices range from $1,980 for a half day to $4,950 for a ten-hour wedding, and include proofs, an online gallery, and DVD.
Mira Mamon718-249-6083; miramamon.com
This photographer has taken photos of everyone from blushing local brides to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, in addition to magazine and documentary-film work. Her wedding photos are evocative and well-executed-think vividly colored portraits and flattering, caramel-washed shots of guests. Prices start at $4,000.
Nelson Hancock Photography111 Front St., nr. Adams St., Ste. 204, Dumbo, Brooklyn; 917-783-9520; nelsonhancock.com
Hancock describes his style as "romantic realism." He works with a variety of cameras, ranging from digital, Polaroids, and on-site portrait booths for wedding guests. His standard two-photographer package costs $4,800, which includes unlimited shooting, a proof album, uploading to a website, and full ownership of the negatives.
Olivier Lalin917-541-6384; 212-252-3952; weddinglight.com
A photographer for nearly twenty years, and recognized for his portraits, this award-winning Parisian has a style that captures the subtleties of light and color in natural photographs. Perfect for the bride with a European sensibility, his photographs are artistic with a chic twist. From $8,000.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- A Day of Bliss Photography Inc.
307 West 38th Street #1418 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-724-1790 ; adayofbliss.com
Wolfgang Freithof and Chiaki Sato of A Day of Bliss Photography Inc. have merged their fashion backgrounds with their wedding photography and managed to capture some of the most elegant and stylish wedding images imaginable.
- Alex Z Photography
3200 Broadway #4B New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-421-5402 ; www.alexzphotography.com
Alex's signature boutique photojournalism was published in New York Magazine, Brides Magazine, The New York Times and Time. Her style lets the event unfold naturally with extensive candid moments, details, formal portraits and environment coverage.
- Andrea Fischman Photography
419 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 646-246-7260 ; www.afischmanwedding.com
Andrea captures the special moments of your wedding day. She brings a natural and photojournalistic sensibility to each event she shoots. She has been praised for her ability to capture relaxed candid moments.
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
307 West 38th Street, Studio 1418 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 646-942-8551 ; www.rentschphotography.com
Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments that make a wedding unique. Prices start at $3,250 (10 hours with two photographers, proofs, high resolution files on DVDs, online gallery.)
- Angela Cappetta LLC
1 Union Square South #12S New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 212-566-1855 ; www.angelacappetta.com
Forget the staged photo ops — Cappetta's shots have a vibrant rawness that is rare among wedding photographers, and she manages to capture the spirit of each couple she shoots. Full-day packages start at $7,000. Special rates available for City Hall weddings.
- Birnbaum & Bullock
151 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-2914 ; www.birnbaumandbullock.com
Personalized Attention. Classic wedding gowns in about 100 styles. Three Collections: The Steven Birnbaum Collection ($1,500–$3,500), Robert Bullock Bride ($1,500–$3,500) and Birnbaum & Bullock Couture ($3,500–$9,000). We also carry accessories & shoes. Call for your appointment.
- Brian Dorsey Studios
79 Reade Street, Studio 2C New York, NY 10007 ; Tel: 212-227-6772 ; briandorseystudios.com
"Best-Of-The-Best". Earning two slots on American Photo's 'Top-Ten Wedding Photographers in the World' list for discretely capturing amazing moments with personality and joie de vivre. A favorite of top wedding planners worldwide for good reason.
- Charlie Juliet Photography
123 East 88th Street, Suite 5C New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 347-921-1874 ; www.charlie-juliet.com
There is no greater joy than being part of someone's wedding day. I photograph in an editorial fashion, and through my own style I love to create timeless and beautiful photos couples will forever cherish.
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-736-2605 ; www.cpaulson.com
Remarkable candid pictures: these are the best you've ever seen of yourself, friends and family. After twelve years of shooting weddings, Craig has found his passion. He delivers extraordinary photos and service for your spontaneous, emotional and meaningful day.
- DelConte Photo/Day for Night Productions
8 Shatzell Avenue Rhinecliff, New York 12574 ; Tel: 845-757-2222 or 845-551-1604 ; www.delcontephotography.com
One of NYC trend setting photographer's that brought a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography. From Country Farms, Beaches and Urban venues like the Ritz, New York Public Library, the team creates Photographs that are beautiful, and real.
- Fred Marcus Studio
245 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 ; Tel: 212-873-5588 ; www.fredmarcus.com
Fred Marcus Studio is known as one of the finest photography studios in the country. With clients ranging from Lebron James to Ivanka Trump, their staffs of photographers and filmmakers provide the ultimate photography experience.
- Ira Lippke Studios
330 Wythe Avenue, Suite 6J Brooklyn, NY 11249 ; Tel: 917-470-9682 ; www.iralippkestudios.com
Using his experience as an award-winning fine art documentary photographer, Ira Lippke and his carefully chosen Studio Photographers create uniquely sophisticated imagery for discerning couples around the world.
- Jörg Windau Photography
146 West 29th Street, Studio 11W New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-781-8178 ; www.windauphotography.com
Jorg's boundless energy and passion for photography makes it fun to work with him – and guarantees unforgettable wedding photos. His images are crisp and vibrant, bursting with color and light, with an elegant, artistic edge.
- Joshua Brown Photography
230 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 646-715-5095 ; weddingsbyjoshuabrown.com
Joshua is a photographer and filmmaker based on the upper west side of Manhattan and available worldwide. His candid, unobtrusive, and flexible team delivers a uniquely cohesive final product focused on moments without gimmicks.
- Kimberly Coccagnia
By Appointment Only Beacon, NY 12508 ; Tel: 845-440-8256 ; www.kimberlycoccagnia.com
Coccagnia and her partner, Barry Donovan, take a documentary-style approach to weddings, snapping clutch moments as the day progresses. Expect candid nontraditional images, like a bride eating ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a sweltering day in June. They adore shooting weddings for fun, creative, spontaneous couples. From $4,000.
- Laurie Rhodes Photography
West 38th Street, By Appointment New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 646-734-2591 ; www.LaurieRhodes.com
Award winning documentary photographer Laurie Rhodes "captured the mood and feel of the whole day … I find a new detail or nuance every time I view the photos, we cherish these images!"
- Matthew Ree Photography
580 Broadway #1008 New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 917-648-5780 ; www.matthewree.com
International Fine Art Wedding Photography service portraits documentary and fine art style creates beautiful and timeless images. Based in New York City, Washington, and California and covers worldwide.
- Merri Cyr Photography
110 Calyer Street Brooklyn NY 11222 ; Tel: 347-993-3951 ; www.merriweddings.com
Merri Cyr has brought her experience photographing the likes of Jeff Buckley and Yo-Yo Ma to weddings, inconspicuously capturing each moment. Packages start at $2,850 and include second photographer, online gallery & memory device with images.
- Moss & Isaac
245 West 29th Street #1202 New York, NY 10022 ; Tel: 646-470-5266 ; www.mossandisaac.com
Focusing on artistic, beautiful moments, and refined attention to detail – we want to tell your story. Our laid-back documentary approach will help you have fun, relax, and feel comfortable in front of our cameras.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
250 West 93rd Street, Penthouse E New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 212-579-2550 ; www.kantzos.com
Patricia is known for her elegant, documentary style. She focuses on decisive moments. Emotions, glances and humanity champion over formalities. Her masterful use of light and consistent eye delivers flawless images.
- Roey Yohai Photography
2 Peter Cooper Road #3C New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 917-796-3822 ; www.roeyyohaiphotography.com
Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist R.Yohai brings a gorgeous realism to wedding photography. His work has been widely featured in Martha Stewart Weddings & elsewhere. Packages include a private online gallery and hi-res DVDs.
- Sarma & Co. Photography
Tel: 917-470-9773 ; www.sarmaandco.com
Sarma & Co. Photography is a unique team of photographers that focus on creating images with a balance of organic moments, portraiture and photojournalism. Collections are flexible and can include engagement sessions. Prices upon request.
- Stylish & Hip Weddings
Tel: 646-249-3855 ; stylishhipweddings.com
The candid photos from this Brooklyn collective always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. They shoot big, formal affairs just as happily as they chase a flash-mob-style wedding across a bridge. They can also provide photo-booth and videography services, and owner Jenny MacFarlane's husband, Matt, can even officiate.
- Timothy Lee Photographers
5-53 49th Avenue L.I.C. NY, 11101 ; Tel: 718-482-8344 (Studio) // 917-941-8883 (Mobile) ; www.timothylee.com
Emotion & Style, Lydia & Timothy document the wedding experience mixing panoramic with square format film camera. The images flow honestly in real moments enriched from their French & Asian perspectives. The spirit of joy photographed worldwide from Cannes, Ireland, Jamaica to Guatemala.